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Fania All-StarsLive At The Red Garter Vol 2 ... LP
Fania, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A Latin soul party – beyond compare! The album's a completely wonderful live set that really captures the energy, excitement, and warm sociability of the hip New York scene at the end of the 60s. The music is stunning – a freewheeling blend of jazz, soul, and Latin themes – played with effortless ease by a lineup that includes Joe Bataan, Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Larry Harlow, Bobby Quesada, Louie Ramirez, Ralph Robles, and some of the other heavy-hitters of the Latin soul years. (Just imagine trying to get so many jazz or rock talents together on one stage – it would never happen!) The album's incredible – and even the spoken introductions and crowd noise really help set the feel of the era's mighty magic power! Titles on this second volume include "Kikapoo Joy Juice", "If This World Were Mine", "Richie's Bag", "Red Garter Strut", and "Son Cuero Y Boogaloo". Firey stuff, and one of their best records! LP, Vinyl record album
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Joe Cuba SextetMy Man Speedy ... LP
Tico, Mid 60s. Good+ ... $14.99
Very cool very excellent early Joe Cuba record, recorded right in the middle of the boogaloo era, with a great set of tracks that includes "My Man Speedy", "I'm Insane", "Talk About Luv", "T.C.O.B.", and "Hey Joe, Hey Joe". Excellent stuff, with tight playing, goofy lyrics, and very catchy grooves throughout the entire record. A wonderful bit of Latin soul, and a tough one to find on wax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy wear, red electrical tape along all seams, with writing in pen. Vinyl plays with clicks & crackles.)

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Joe LocoLatin Jewels ... LP
Fantasy, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Classic mellow Latin groovers from Joe, and one of the nicer sides he ever cut for Fantasy. The record's got Joe working with his quintet on a mixture of Latin standards – like "Frenesi", "Sin Ti", "Perfida", and "Amor, Amor, Amor" – and the groove is nicely jazzy, with Joe's usual "loco" touches on the keyboard. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original red vinyl pressing. Cover has some light wear and a tiny bit of seam splitting.)

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Los Rumberos De CubaRumba Rumbero ... LP
Tico, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Lots of heavy instrumental rumbas – with titmes that include "Jungle Drums", "The Lady In Red", "Tres Palabras", "Frenesi", "Long Ago & Far Away", and "Quierme Mucho". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label, deep groove pressing. Cover has some light wear.)

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Armando PerazaWild Thing ... LP
Skye, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
The only album ever cut by conga player Armando Peraza – the killer percussionist who worked with Cal Tjader in the 60s! The album's got a very similar feel to Cal's work of the time – blending together jazz, Latin, and groovy 60s rhythms – with lots of percussion on the bottom, and instrumentation that includes electric piano, funky flute, and some nice alto sax. Most tracks have the off-center sound that you'd expect from the Skye label – and arrangements are by Cal and Gary McFarland, so you know the tunes are pretty darn great! Titles include a mix of originals like "Viva Pereza", "Red Onions" "Granny's Samba", plus groovy covers like "Wild Thing", "Mony Mony", "Funky Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wild Thing ... LP 43.99

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Mongo SantamariaMongo At The Village Gate ... LP
Battle/Riverside, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
A raw early cooker from Mongo Santamaria – a real standout album from the Riverside years, thanks to a live performance that goes far beyond his studio work of the time! The set was caught live at the Village Gate – in a way that lets the band open up and really jam on the tunes – an especially great thing, given that players include Pat Patrick, Marty Sheller, and Bobby Capers on horns, all of whom bring a lot of fire to the session. Mongo's great on congas, as you might expect – and the album's even got a cool little introduction of the group by Symphony Sid! Tracks include "Mongo's Groove", "The Jungle Bit", "Fatback", and "Nothing For Nothing", a nice long track written by Patrick! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Battle pressing. Cover has some stuck-on paper along the bottom.)

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✨✧ Mongo SantamariaWatermelon Man! ... LP
Battle, 1962. Very Good ... $16.99
A seminal moment in the career of Mongo Santamaria – and probably the first record to show that he was destined for greatness! As you might guess from the title, the set features Mongo's key recording of Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" – served up here in a sharp-edged Latin jazz version that pushed the tune into a whole new audience, and which was one of the first big groovers of its type in the pre-Latin Soul years! The group here is totally great – with players that include funky flautist Mauricio Smith, baritone genius Pat Patrick, and the always-great Bobby Capers – all key players who illustrate Santamaria's genius for picking horn players. Titles include "Watermelon Man", "Yeh Yeh", "Funny Money", "Go Git It", "Sauvito", "Cut That Cane", and "Bayou Roots". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Battle pressing.)

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Cal TjaderMambo With Tjader ... LP
Fantasy, 1954. Good+ ... $9.99
Early Latin from the great Cal Tjader – proof that he had a wonderful ear for this sort of a groove, even when he was just getting started! The album's a killer batch of jazzy mambos all the way through – served up with hard-edged vibes from Cal, all nicely chromatic in tone – plus rhythm from a combo that includes Beny Velarde on timbales, Manuel Duran on piano, Carlos Duran on bass, and Edgard Rosales on conga. Tracks are short, but the mambo groove makes for plenty of nice jazz touches – and Cal's vibes ring out loud and clear with a tone that's almost bolder than in later years! Titles include "Lucero", "Autumn Leaves", "Tenderly", "Mamblues", "Cherry", "I'll Remember April", and "Bye Bye Blues". (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Cal TjaderTjader Plays Mambo ... LP
Fantasy, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Classic 50s west coast Latin grooves – played by Cal and a tasty Bay Area combo that includes Benny Velarde on timbales and conga, Manuel Duran on piano, and Carlos Duran on bass! The tracks are short, but have a tight group feel – really driving in a nicely rhythmic mode, with some strong breakaway solos by Cal on vibes. The mix of vibes and percussion is great – and titles include "Mambo Macumba", "Have You Met Miss Jones?", "Out Of Nowhere", and "Guarachi Guaro", the original version of "Soul Sauce"! (Jazz, Latin) LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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